Kohler Waters Spa Bathes in Glory of Top National Award

The five red star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews is celebrating another accolade - winning the prestigious 'Best Hotel Spa' in this year's Good Spa Awards.

Manager of the resort's Kohler Waters Spa, Victoria Calcutt, explains the importance of the win, saying: "The Good Spa Guide is the UK's only independent guide to spas, therapies and treatments and, as every review is independent, it adds real credence to the award." Victoria adds: "We previously held four bubbles, but the addition of a new relaxation room in the last 12 months ensures our guests have a complete experience, and that has made the difference, taking us to the maximum 5. We are absolutely thrilled."

The Spa was shortlisted earlier in the summer and then subjected to a secret 'Spa Spy' visit where all the facilities were assessed for the awards' programme. Victoria is "delighted" with their overall findings, adding: "Their review is wonderful, acknowledging that we are "a golfer's heaven" and they wax lyrical about our fabulous facilities." The Guide's review in the winning summary says: "The interesting and unusual Spa in this elegant hotel offers luxury combined with excellent water-based therapies. With excellent and unusual treatments, the hotel is delightfully luxurious without being stuffy. Spa addicts will find something very new and different here. We loved the quiet elegance and the rooftop spa garden complete with hot tub – perfect for couples!"

The resort's spa is the first Kohler Waters Spa outside the USA and focuses on a unique collection of treatments that have water at their heart. Victoria adds: "Our treatments reflect the tradition of 'taking the waters' with thermal & bath treatments combined with Vichy Showers as well as a wide range of body treatments, manicures, pedicures, massages and facials, including the exclusive Carita Diamond of Beauty Facial. A number of the treatments are also themed around our location – including the Golfer's Massage and the Spa's signature 'Highland Fling' treatment."

The resort's General Manager, Daniel Periera, says: "We all work in a highly competitive industry. The dedicated staff at our Kohler Waters Spa go the extra mile to ensure our guests and members receive an outrageous five star experience. The Good Spa Guide Award is a great testament to the dedication of the entire team."

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